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Here are the notable nonprofit Events and Activities scheduled for Inner Southeast Portland in October

OCTOBER 2

Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood PDX Marathon "After Party": Moreland Presbyterian Church will be holding a community neighborhood barbecue after the marathon — in their parking lot, on S.E. 19th Avenue just south of Bybee Boulevard, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be live music, hot dogs, SnoCones, and a bake sale put on by the Youth Group. Stop by and say hello to your neighbors!

OCTOBER 5

Learn more about the Portland Charter ballot proposal tonight: The featured speaker at this evening's SMILE General Meeting is former Portland Charter Commissioner Melanie Billings-Yun, who grew up in Sellwood, and who will explain the changes to Portland city government on the upcoming November ballot, and answer questions about it. Since commission members are constrained from giving many details of it, Ms. Billings-Yun resigned from the commission recently in order to be more informative in discussing the ballot measure. The SMILE meeting is in SMILE Station, on the southeast corner of S.E. 13th and Tenino, one block south of Tacoma Street.

OCTOBER 8

Oregon Music Hall of Fame concert & awards tonight: The nonprofit OMHOF underwrites awards for music scholarships for young Oregon musicians with proceeds from this annual event, held at Brooklyn's Aladdin Theater on S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, a half block south of Powell Boulevard. Among the inductees are Storm Large, Cool Nutz, and Lewi Longmire. Doors open at 6; show starts at 7. Tickets ($30-$100) at the box office; or go online — tinyurl.com/2p92b8p4

Contemporary folk singer Deidre McCalla in Reed concert tonight: Tonight the nonprofit Portland Folk Music Society presents in concert Deidre McCalla. The concert is at the Reedwood Friends Church, S.E. 2901 S.E. Steele, starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7. For tickets and information, go online — www.portlandfolkmusic.org

OCTOBER 10

"Robotics Team 1432 — the Metal Beavers" present at noon. For those who would like to meet the high school members of a prominent "FIRST Robotics" team in regional competition, and to see some of their expertise in action, Robotics Team 1432 will be presenting in person at noon today at the Southeast Portland Rotary Meeting in the lower level of Moreland Presbyterian Church, accessed from the parking lot on S.E. 19th just south of Bybee. The public is always welcome to all Rotary meetings, but if you'd like to be the club's guest for lunch please RSVP to 503/757-0014 to make sure there will be enough lunch on hand for all. The club's Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of Team 1432.

OCTOBER 21 Teen/Tween Dance this evening at Sellwood Community House: DJ Gregarious spins all the current hits for 6th-8th graders, from 7to 9 p.m. $10 admission; no reentry. Code of conduct strictly enforced. The community house is on the corner of S.E. 15th and Spokane Street.

OCTOBER 24

Fall session of acting classes for teens begins: Nonprofit "Rogue Pack", now operating from the Sellwood Community House at S.E. 15th and Spokane Street, begins its new fall season today with two classes: "Improvisational Comedy" and "Acting for the Camera". They'll also be making a silent film directed by instructor Randy Schulman which will be screened at the Moreland Theatre with the kids in these classes during the fall and winter sessions. Registration has been open for these classes since late August. Register here:

tinyurl.com/3d2yemrh — And, for more information, go online: www.roguepack.org

OCTOBER 27

"Book Club" night at Sellwood Community House: This evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. it's Book Club night at Sellwood Community House, S.E. 15th and Spokane. October's book is "Mexican Gothic" by Silvia Moreno Garcia. Pick up a copy at Wallace Books, and then come and enjoy refreshments and a lively discussion!

OCTOBER 29

The "Monster March" and "Spooktacular" return today: The Monster March Parade and Halloween Spooktacular return this afternoon! The Monster March, is from 3 to 4 p.m., beginning at Sellwood Middle School and ending at Sellwood Community House — which is where the "Spooktacular" happens, 4 to 7 p.m. Food, games, and lots of fun!

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